Washington University has helped develop a network of Young RINGOs that attend or follow the International Climate Change Negotiations. Young RINGOs are student members of the Research and Independent Non-Governmental Organization constituency group of the UNFCCC. Many students publish their observations and research from COP on blogs.

If you would like a blog featured on this page, please contact Beth Martin at martin@wustl.edu

Some of the universities that send student delegates and their blogs are listed below:


American Chemical Society – Interviewing scientists and policymakers; blogging at Students on Climate Change and tweeting @StudentsAtCOP

Brown University Supporting delegations, LDCs, NGOs, and Media; blogging at Climate Development Lab and tweeting at @climatedevlab.

College of the Atlantic- Following negotiations, blogging, and producing informational resources at Earth in Brackets

Dartmouth Tuck School of Business – COP21 blog: Tuck at UN Climate Change Talks

Dickinson College – COP21 blog:  Perspectives on COP21 Blog

Drexel University – Research on Urban Green Infrastructure for Urban Resilience and Transboundary Issues in Water Resources Planning, blogging at DrexelNOW

Duke University – Supporting NGO Delegations and blogging at Duke to the UNFCCC 

Emory University Observing the Negotiations at Emory University website and blog

Linköping UniversityResearch on Global Climate Change Governance and conducting the International Climate Negotiations Survey

Lund University – blogging and providing background and information on following the negotiations at Sustainability Forum

Macalester CollegeResearch and reporting to local outlets; COP21 blog: Climate Talks: Dispatches from Paris

Moravian College  – A Focus on Environmental Justice, Climate Sceince, Adaptation, and Environmental Justice and blogging at Moravian College at the UNFCCC 

Radboud UniversityThe Carbon Game

St. John’s University/College of St. Benedict’s – Undergraduate research in the negotiation zone and the Climate Generations area.

Swarthmore College – Student and Professor Blog

University of California Berkeley The Center for Carbon Renewal

University of California Los AngelesSupporting NGO and AOSIS delegations – blogging at Legal Planet

University of Maryland  – University of Maryland’s student blog from COP21Dispatches from Paris, view their video, Paris: Beacon of Hope

University of MinnesotaObserving the Negotiations; preparing for future course around the COP

University of Montana – Following and researching climate modeling, adaptation planning, climate change policy, sustainable agriculture, indigenous peoples and climate justice, and climate policy issues

University of Reading – Partners with the Walker Institute, UNFCCC and Deutsche Telekom. View their PhD student blog from the department of Meteorology

Vermont Law School – Supporting the Myanmar Delegation and blogging at Substantial and Sustained Observer Delegation Blog

Victoria University of Wellington Law School – Creating a documentary: Negotiations Documentary

Washington University in St. Louis – Connecting International Negotiations to Local Issues – Informational website at Following the Climate Negotiations.

At COP22 in Marrakech, our delegation ran into Inger Andersen, head of the IUCN. She expressed the importance in sending young people to the Climate Negotiations and how students are instrumental in determining the future of international climate politics.